Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama: U.S. not a Christian Nation

During his European tour, U.S. President Obama had this to say to reporters in Turkey:

"I've said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is, although as I mentioned we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

Sounds like George Washington's famous statement in The Treaty of Tripoli in 1797:

"[T]he government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…."

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